• October 10, 2018
    Martha's Sister Beloved Prodigal currently appears on Books for Book Lovers Blog. by Kimberley Payne.
  • August 10, 2018
    Piracy Notice: Please take care. Sometimes all they want is your information. You won't get the book. A site is advertising a free PDF of Martha's Sister Beloved Prodigal.

    For the record, Martha's Sister Beloved Prodigal only sells on Amazon.

  • July 18, 2019
    Martha's Sister, Beloved Prodigal won Best First Lines for July 2018 booklife, Publisher's Weekly


  • D. Hart, Amazon UK
    "A beautifully written story, highly recommended."
  • Erika Mathews:
    I very much enjoyed this work of Biblical fiction. I found it clean and true to the Biblical account, while also adding in details of what Martha, Mary, and Lazarus' life might have been like in between their Scriptural spotlights. The plot was cohesive, the conflicts were brilliantly incorporated, and the message was clear.
  • Reagan Colbert, Beta Reader:
    I Love this book. The positive points were the character personalities, the plot, and the historical accuracy. The facts, terms, and customs you portrayed matched the era so perfectly, making it easy to slip into the story and see the world around it. I learned a lot about the customs of the first century. You did an awesome job with the characters, taking real historical figures and giving them lovable personalities. Mar 6, 2017

Hello and Welcome

  • Patricia Annalee Kirk wrote the Biblical novel Martha's Sister Beloved Prodigal. She attended the University of Kansas through the GI Bill and graduated with a degree in Advertising and Editorial Art--when they still had an art department. Her records are in the school of Architecture, but you ask her to design a house at your own risk.
  • She raised her son alone. One snowy day she walked up the KU hill (and I mean "up") with her seven-year-old boy in tow. He clutched his coloring book. Her mom was a Godsend, but he couldn't go there in (for him) waist-deep snow.
  • Her resume includes Editorial Assistant on a military magazine.
  • Now grandmother to five grandchildren--four well on their ways to building their own dynasties. One subject (Stewart) came into the world 2/27/17--tiny, red, and beautiful.
  • Her new birth in Christ--March 1985.
  • If you have questions, or just want to make a connection, e-mail: I'd love to hear from you. Best to put "Making a Connection from Blog" in subject line so I'll open it.